Know How to Choose a Good Facial Cleaner by Using These Steps

Knowing your skin type and type of skin cleanser will help you find a good facial cleaner. We all want a pretty face. A product that smears on our face and works right the first few months. This is not impossible to have. All you need to do is know your skin type and know the type of skin cleanser you need. It might take you some time to figure this out if you do not know. Your parents should know your skin type, but the other one is a little tricky. Knowing the type of skin cleanser you need requires you to do a bit of research. Let us help you with that little bit of research. We want to make your life easier so look below.

What Cleaner Type You Need Depends On Skin Type Mostly

For the most part, finding a skin cleaner that works depends on skin type. Dry skin for instance, requires the person to use a facial cleaner that is free from alcohol. If the alcohol is present in the facial, your face will feel an intense burn. Check for alcohol if you got dry skin. Next, oily skin people need to use foam cleansers. They can not use regular face cleaners. The best men’s face wash for oily skin you buy for oily man must be a foam face cleaner. Foam cleaners work best because they break apart the oil in oily skin surface. Figure out which one you are and you good. If your somewhere int eh middle, then you need to try out both types to what works.

Facial Cleaners for Make Up Helps People Remove Make Up From Face

Some people were make up just about every day and they need a facial cleaner that is designed to remove make up. Make up adds many layers to your face. The layers do not always come off with a simple wash. Chemicals are glued to your face and some do not come off easily. The make up smell you smell after you wash is a sign it is still on your face. Use facial cleaner designed to remove all make up from face. Men who need to remove acting make up should get the best men’s face wash for oily skin. An actor should always look their best for a part. To add more details, facial cleaners with fragrances is highly not recommended according to doctors in the field. Use facial cleaners structured to remove all make up and contain no fragrance smell.

Spend Time Reading Labels On Facial Cleaners to Guide Decision

Don’t be one of those people who miss the label when they buy facial cleaners. Reading the label is very important when you buy a facial cleaner. There are certain chemicals you need to avoid and maybe something extra for people with a certain skin type. Instructions are carefully written on each facial cleaner you buy. Take your time and read it when your in the store. Better yet, take the product to the cashier or beauty department. They will be able to tell you what you need to know. Failure to read the labels, could cause you extreme harm to face or medical bills. One time, I slightly burned my face. I should have read the label that said “might not work for some oily skin people.”

Shave Your Face the Smooth Way

There is a smooth way to shave and it requires you read the instructions. Before, men and women would shave on their own. Passing their knowledge to people who asked and people deemed worthy. But, you are are tired of getting those annoying nicks and irritations by now. You need someone to tell you the steps to make it nice and smooth. A process to be learned so you won’t have to remember it again. Indeed, you have come to the right page and we want to tell you the steps. The steps you only need to learn one time to get a good, smooth, balanced, and appropriate shave.

Prepare Your Face

Before you start shaving with that razor, you need to wake up and wash your face. This is the first step and some men do not do it unfortunately. You, must follow this step to make the shave a smoother experience. Now, go the bathroom sink and turn on the cold water. Why cold water? Cold water tends to loosen the face up and make you more relaxed. The tiny little hairs on that face get softer too. Just do it every morning and do not forget. This little step will make shaving 4 times easier.

Use the Right Shaving Tools for the Job

Shaving requires the right set of tools to be done properly. Make sure you got your shaving gel, razor, mirror, free time, and patience. Shaving gel is something you out on your face before you start shaving. The shaving gel can be the best shaving gel for sensitive skin or not. It is up to you. Using shaving gel for sensitive skin would make your face more softer with the help of cold water. People who have faces that is really sensitive should do everything to make their face soft. Next, a razor is something you need to do the shaving. One can do it with a knife but a razor is better. Bring a mirror into the mix to help you see what you are doing. You don’t want to shave without a mirror. The process would make people think you woke up on the street.

Free time and patience, is the last piece of the delicate process to make your shave the smoothest. In the beginning, your not going to have a complete idea of what you doing. It takes about 3 to 4 tries with any shaving method. After this set time, you should be able to shave your face properly using the methods I taught you. Have patience and do not get discouraged. As long as you got patience and free time, you can handle any shaving problem you face in the mirror. There is nothing to it other then practice and many minutes spent doing it. Don’t over think and just do the shaving procedure.

Check Blades for Discomfort

After some time, you will notice the razor blade not working that well and that indicates you need a replacement. Razor blades tend to stop being useful after 2 days. You can use it longer then two days but it will be less effective. In truth, you are going to need to change that razor every so often. I know you got to save money and stuff. But you can only push that razor so far. Using the best shaving cream for sensitive skin would make the razor last longer. But, your going to need another razor to shave. When you get the money to buy a new razor, go out and buy a new razor to change that rusty one. Buy them in bulk so you won’t have to shop for razors often.

LIFE WITH THE LADY

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I was recently inspired by the Dollar Shave Club and their motto of “shave time, shave money. I’m a frugal lady and I always have intentions of saving time and money with almost everything I do. Not that I’m against buying things full price or taking the long route to my destination but these days as a new momma, wherever I can spare time and money I’m all about it. So I got to thinking, what do I “shave time, shave money” on?

  1. SALES!
    This is a no brainer. I like to consider myself a smart lady shopper. My constant online browsing allows me the opportunity to scope out the pieces I want/need and then I stalk them until sales being. Luckily for all of us, most new trends and seasonal clothes come out a season in advance. While I don’t need winter clothes that are hitting the stores now, I can wait until they go on sale and scoop them up for a great price. Why spend full price when I can wait for a sale? 
  2. Carpooling
    The Beard and I work within 2 miles of each other and most days during the week our schedules overlap. Carpooling is essential for us most days so we save on gas and keep from piling on the miles to both of our cars. And while we both don’t agree with each other’s driving skills, it’s a great time for us to catch up on our day-to-day lives before we come home and have to be parents to the babe.
  3. Leftovers for lunch
    I can already sense some of my friends cringing at this statement but hear me out. I’m not talking about 2-3 day left overs but meals from the night before. If you are used to cooking for 2 you know how hard it is to NOT have left overs. Most recipes are made for 4 or more, so in our simple home of 2 we always have left over food. When I got into cooking about a year ago I started taking leftovers for lunch at work the next day. Why? It was not only saving us lots of money (eating out adds up!) and I was able to enjoy all the amazing meals all over again. Since then I have become the envy of the people around me as my lunches always smell great.
  4. Meal Planning
    Every sunday we plan out our meals and head to the grocery store. This has helped tremendously with saving time during the week especially with the new babe. We know what meals we’re having, when we are making them and who is accountable for them. We no longer have the fuss of trying to decide what to have for dinner and bouncing ideas back and forth for over an hour until we end up eating out. Now, dinners are served promptly once we get home which means more time with Ava.
  5. Makeup
    It’s no surprise that I love make and beauty products and I love to splurge. But I’m frugal these days and can’t justify spending a ton of money on all of the products I want. I’ve set out to try to find the “drugstore” brands of products that I like and now love. Not everything works the same which means some expensive things will forever stay in my makeup bag but now I have a go to options when I’m in a bind and would rather buy a cute outfit for Ava instead of makeup for myself. Mom life.
  6. To-Do Lists
    I love a good list. However if can prioritize my day, especially at work, I’m all about it. Post-its, notepads and calendar reminders make up the majority of my day and it’s become a critical time saver. I’ve determined how to squeeze in all the meetings, all of the tasks and still make time for myself.
  7. Divide & Conquer 
    Life as new parents can be stressful and we both want as much time with the little babe as possible. Each night we divide out what needs to be done and attack! This can range from The Beard starting the laundry to me getting Ava dressed for bed. Or me starting dinner and The Beard giving Ava a bath. Once the evening comes we both can sit around and enjoy our little bundle of joy.

 

How do you “shave time and shave money”

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***Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated or provided with free products for my thoughts in this post. All opinions are my own***

MONTH THREE

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Ava –

Three months already?! Slow down kid! This month has brought even more joy and happiness to our lives. You are still a baby on the go and are experiencing so much of the world around you. You had yet another sleep over. This time with your Nana, Papaw and cousin Alivia. I think your cheeks were raw because of all the kisses Alivia gave you. She loves you so much already and I know you two will one day have a really special bond.

Also this past month you have developed quite the personality. Your coo’s and smiles aren’t without cries and mean looks. You make sure to let us know when you’re not happy and instantly smile when we cater to your needs. I think you have momma and daddy completely controlled. Each morning you wake us with the biggest toothless grin and little giggles. You are THE happiest baby when you wake up in the morning and it’s the best way for us to start off our day.

We take at least one picture a day of you and it’s always a surprise on how you will pose. When propped up or laying down you make the best faces and poses with your hands. I laugh a lot at what you do because it’s just another facet of that wonderful personality you are developing. Mini diva already!

You have also learned how to start holding your head up. The moment this happened your momma was so proud and shared the photo and video with everyone around her office. A total humble brag moment which made me feel like you were the best baby in the entire world (which you are in my eyes). You’re starting to sit up for a few seconds at a time before you turn into a lumpy potato and fall over. But it’s okay…we are getting there!

Love you always,
xox

Momma and Daddy

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FRIDAY FAVORITES

I have a confession to make. I used to work at Abercrombie and Fitch. The good ‘ol A&F. It was my first real job that taught me anyone with a college degree should not be considered for management and we definitely shouldn’t be trusted with keys to a retail store. Aside from the crazy atmosphere I experienced I did create a long-lasting friendship with someone who would eventually be a bridesmaid in my wedding. Lauren and I share an A&F bond that will forever be cemented in history. Or the depths of that backroom. I digress. Abercrombie has been under fire for many years now and the culture is only one that few understand. I don’t stand for anything they wanted to build their brand upon but I was apart of the company during a different time. Lately they have realized that things should probably change. You can’t get away with skinny, naked models and sky high prices forever. They have since rebranded and are attempting to save their business. What has possibly changed? Besides lower prices and a different fashion forecast, they offer BLACK. It was ingrained in me from day one that A&F does not sell black nor will they ever sell the color black. So for years I wore only brown and navy and black was a foreign concept to my wardrobe. They have pieces (including a black leather jacket) that I would actually wear and that’s saying a lot…I’m 32 years old and not the epitome of the A&F gal. My favorites this week are some of my picks from their current collection. Do yourself a favor and just look at their site. Let’s hope that they keep heading in the right direction and keep offering that black as a color in their lineup.

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SHRIMP FAJITAS

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Seafood/Fish has yet to be featured on Recipe Thursday. During my pregnancy when the food posts started I had a huge hate for fish. The smell could make me gag and dry heave and we definitely didn’t want any of that. Also, I have never been a big seafood/fish person. Maybe the smell at the grocery store turned me off and maybe there were moments when I had it prepared in a poor way. Whatever the reason, I’ve never been a huge fan. But The Beard was determined to change that this past month when he prepared Shrimp Faijtas. I already planned a back up meal in my mind thinking that this was not going to turn out in my favor. I’m here to say I was pleasantly surprised and this will in fact make it into the dinner rotation. Shrimp Fajitas are a different twist on your typical beef or chicken fajitas and just as satisfying.

You’ll Need:

  • Medium onion sliced into long strips
  • 1 Red and 1 Green bell pepper sliced into long strips
  • 1 lb shrimp cleaned, deveined
  • Clove of garlic chopped
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • Tortillas
  • Olive oil
  • Salt + pepper to taste

 

In a skillet combine 2 tbsp olive oil, peppers, onions, salt and pepper – tossing well to coat. Cook until the onions are carmelized and the peppers are soft – roughly 20 minutes.

Season the shrimp with salt and pepper and add to a frying pan with 2 tbsp olive oil and the garlic. Be careful to not over cook the shrimp or you’ll be left with rubber bits. It will only take 2-3 minutes for the shrimp to be cooked all the way through. Once the shrimp is cooked, season with lime juice and cilantro.

Pile your fajita mixture onto a tortilla with your favorite toppings and you have homemade shrimp fajitas!

THE MAKEUP LADY – RECREATE THE LOOK

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We are starting a new series here on The Makeup Lady called “Recreate The Look” where we will feature favorite beauty looks from the ready-to-wear runway collections. Most times the beauty is overshadowed by the beautiful and intricate runway fashions. Once you start looking into the details of the makeup in each show you find that most are quite wearable and easy to recreate, hence our “Recreate The Look” series.

Starting off we will be focusing on the Fall 2014 RTW looks of Burberry Prorsum, Rag & Bone and Michael Kors. From fall plums, to extreme liner to a fresh natural face, it is everything we will want to try for the fall.

First up, Burberry Prorsum. I knew when I mentioned this series idea to Julia she would be on board, especially when the word Burberry was part of the suggestion. If you follow her blog you know she has extreme love for Burberry, but then again who doesn’t? Burberry is the iconic British luxury brand famously known for distinctive tartan pattern. Burberry Prorsum is the fashion forward collection of the famous brand. The fall 2014 RTW collection centered around the boho chic Bloomsbury Girls or a modern day Virginia Woolf. Soft plum eyes, nude cheeks and barely there lips top off this look as one of my favorites of the fall shows.

It’s easier than you might think to recreate this first look. Burberry fortunately has their own beauty line and lucky for us, have included a Bloomsbury Girl collection to help everyone recreate this dreamy look.

LIFE WITH THE LADY

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It’s time for me to come clean and be serious. I have am an addict of day dreaming about the finer things in life. Fancy baubles, bags, dream vacations…you name it, I love it. The wishing and wanting goes hand in hand with working hard to achieve the pretty things I want. I was raised to work hard and reward yourself with nice things. Hard work pays off, right? But it’s not always the case. Sometimes my dreams are a little too unattainable even for my type-a personality. It takes a bit more than working 50+ hours a week, working hard towards my Pinterest board dreams to come up with what I would really want.

I got to thinking about what I really love after Julia recently had me fill out a mini blurb about myself for her site. I posed some similar questions to friends and the answers not only shocked me but helped me learn a little bit more about each person. The opportunity to spend money on material things can show people’s wishes, desires and something about who they innately are. Most people have quick answers, because those are the true day dreams. Others had to take their time to really consider what they would spend their money on and why. Isn’t it funny how we all approach the topic in a different way?

There are quite a few fashion/clothing related posts on our blog weekly, but my ultimate splurge wouldn’t be on clothes. No. It would be on something much different. I can wish for all the clothes I want but destinations are the key to my ultimate dream happiness.  The location constantly changes and in the moment I would love to visit the Amalfi Coast in Italy. A friends trip, which would include the babe of course, traveling down the coast. Cliffs, blue skies and breathtaking views.  When I posed the same question to The Beard his answer couldn’t possibly be further apart on the spectrum of splurging. His response, which seems so typical as a man, would be a giant tv or to pay for our child’s college tuition. I guess one of us has to be the dreamer and the other with their feet firmly planted on the ground. If I had to be a realist my answer would be closer to The Beard’s. Taking care of and financially providing for our child is something of extreme importance. But we’re dreamers here today and it’s okay to step outside of reality and have a little fun.

So I pose the question to you… If given the opportunity to splurge on one thing, and one thing only, what would it be and why? You can give a philosophical approach of how you may help to spread world peace, cure cancer or be downright selfish in the moment, like me, and splurge it on your dream Pinterest worthy home. This is a judge free zone, so dream away and share them below. Then take the time to ask those around you because their answers might surprise you as well!

FRIDAY FAVORITES

Losing this baby weight has proven to be more challenging than anticipated. Not that I can say I’m working my hardest to lose it, but this last half is being stubborn. I’ve had to give into working out on a more regular-ish basis to feel satisfied with my progress. I’m still on my daily plan that I started back in August but I had to make modifications to work within my working mom career life. It’s not easy balancing it all and I’m still learning. To keep myself motivated I invest in some great athletic apparel. New sports bras because my old ones were way too tight and way too small. Thank you baby for the boobs. New pants and shorts because these hips don’t lie. I’m not the small size I once was. I even started branching out with different activities. Last Saturday I did yoga at Great American Ballpark on the field, which was a pretty incredible experience. Tomorrow I’m jumping into a spinning class – let’s hope I don’t barf on everyone from over-exerting myself. This week my Friday Favorites are all about the cute pieces I have started to invest in. If I’m going to work out I want to look good while doing it.

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GIVEAWAY WINNER

Thank you to everyone that entered, shared posts, pinned my face, commented and showed such great support for our first ever giveaway. Truly a success and you are all so wonderful.

Now for the big announcement…the winner.

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Make sure to check your email and respond back on where we can ship your goodies to.

 

Thanks again to everyone for entering and be on the lookout for a new giveaway coming up in the near future.